Sustainability is now on the list of factors that many health care supply chain professionals consider when making purchasing decisions. This has led to a shift towards environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP). Supply chain can show great leadership by directing efforts to promote and achieve sustainability goals…here are just a few.
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Embark on a learning and educational effort to understand the challenges and opportunities to purchase “more sustainable” electronics. EPEAT is the eco-label managed by the Green Electronics Council. Understanding EPEAT criteria is a good way to get an overview on the many complex and important issues around the purchase, management and disposal of electronics. When you purchase electronics that meet EPEAT criteria, you are addressing energy efficiency options, toxicity, durability and recyclability considerations.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of purchasing flame-retardant-free (FR-free) furniture and fabrics in the health care supply chain. The health effects of flame retardant chemicals include carcinogenicity, endocrine and reproductive effects, and neurological and developmental disorders. Download Quick Guide
Understand the issues that frame the imperative to engage in the process of purchasing sustainable products and services in the health care supply chain. Whether your organizational culture dictates that you’ll have more success if you start from the bottom-up, or top-down, you must have at least a basic level of organizational readiness and the right systems in place to make success sustainable. Download Quick Guide
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are an increasing concern to health care professionals. Your health care institution can contribute to the solution of reducing antibiotic overuse by buying meat raised without the routine use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. Download Quick Guide
Custom Procedure Trays (CPTs) create efficiencies in hospital work flow and inventory management. By Joseph A. Jackson, managing director, Strategic Healthcare Services LLC Download Article
Having a platform that allows for accurate data capture and analytics enables savings opportunities for health systems. By Jack Simmons, NVP commercial services, Cardinal Health and Wavemark Download Article
Sustainability and procurement are terms that may often be at odds, but as keepers of the health and wellness of our patients and communities, we must lead the charge toward more sustainable practices. By Laura Kowalczyk, vice president of supply chain & support services, UAB Medicine
Value-based health care and population health are two of the most common terms used in health care today, and yet still confusing for many. Let’s explore each one and how they are elevating the role of the supply chain and the importance of sustainability. By Karen Conway, vice president, healthcare value, GHX
Adopting proactive strategies can help you take full advantage of reprocessing benefits, by lessening the financial burden of medical supplies, promoting environmental sustainability and freeing up funds. By Erin Broeske, senior marketing director, sustainability solutions division, Stryker
Annie Weisbrod, principal scientist at Procter and Gamble, discusses the science behind sustainable hygiene products in this free AHRMM webcast.
21st-Century Health Care Supply Chain: The Keys to Making Technology and Collaboration Practical, Not Just Buzzwords
As you implement new efficiencies into your supply chain system, use technology and collaboration solutions that support the five key aspects – data and data analysis, resiliency, transparency, uniformity, and adaptability. A process based on these qualities makes room for future innovation and evolves along with the industry.
The initial purpose for developing a socially responsible, closed loop supply chain was to enhance our environmentally sustainable practices by purchasing more responsible and locally sourced products.
CMS Releases Final Rules for CY 2011 Hospital Outpatient/ASC Payment System, Physician Fee Schedule and Home Health Payment System
An overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' three final rules for calendar year 2011 the outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center rule, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule and the Home Health PPS rule.
This white paper explores the realities facing healthcare delivery, some of the new models being developed and what they could mean for the supply chain. Download Now
Read examples of Green Light Projects illustrating how the performance improvement measures on the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals website can help your organization achieve sustainable design and operations. Download Now
Quality advisory in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement that it has suspended plans to add data on hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) to Hospital Compare, citing an error in the agency's data file used to calculate the HAC measures. Download